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Confessions of a tubing outfitter; kiosks to conquer at the Farmers Market; the return of the rodeo; and summer event lineup.

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo in Steamboat Springs, CO

2021 Summer Events Calendar

What a long, strange trip it’s been. While we’re all saying that, let’s throw our hats — and helmets — in the air for a summer that’ll surely be more action-packed than last. “We’re...
Steamboat Springs Farmers market

Farmers Market Fun

You don't have to hitch your thumbs under your suspenders to have fun at Steamboat’s weekly Farmers Market. Even with COVID-19 protocols in place, the event is firing on all tractor cylinders this summer,...
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo

Yippee Kiyay…Rodeo Back Kicking!

While it will still have some capacity and distancing restrictions in place, rodeo is back and kicking in Steamboat this summer, after a hiatus last season. Complete with clowns, concessions (BBQ and a Budweiser,...
tubers on the yampa river in Steamboat Springs CO

Tubing Tips

Don't be this guy—the doofus who does everything wrong on the river, from strewing trash to being rude (and sporting a mullet). Respect others and the river, which is having a tough year. For...
FM Light & Son Sign

FM Light & Son Signs

Forget “Got milk?” or “Where’s the beef?” While those two ad campaigns hit home in our ranching community, they’re not nearly as long-lasting as the painted sign promotion for venerable F.M. Light & Sons. Drive...
Steamboat gravel bike race SBT GRVL

GRVL Gallop

Draft horses Let’s just go ahead and call it a sufferfest. What else would you call racing 142 miles, 100 of them on gravel, with 9,400 feet of climbing? But some people like pain and...
Winter carnival's lighted man


Sure, other ski towns could share our Ski Town USA moniker (if they had the coveted trademark). But you’ll see why Steamboat earned it at our whacky Winter Carnival. The nickname was coined by...
Kevin Scott Strickland (“Big K”)

Confessions of a Lodge Caretaker

A lot of jobs have their perks. Maybe free coffee, half-price burgers, or even a lenient powder clause. But perhaps none are as good as being a caretaker for the ski area’s lodges up...

Inside Steamboat’s Best Swimming Holes!

Want to cool off? As well as hitting the lap pool at Old Town Hot Springs, when the water’s low (i.e. when the tubing hatch is out) but the river is still open, plunge...
babes partying on SUPs

New SUP Bar for Pearl Lake

Get ready for some suds and wine-sipping after supping Pearl Lake. Yes, Steamboat SUP rental company Paddleboard Adventure Co. has procured a prestigious license to open up a bar on Pearl Lake, so you...
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